History

Definition of History

His´to`ry
n.1.
1.A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.
2.A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; - distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.
Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.
- Carlyle.
For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history.
- Shak.
What histories of toil could I declare!
- Pope.
History piece
a representation in painting, drawing, etc., of any real event, including the actors and the action.
Natural history
a description and classification of objects in nature, as minerals, plants, animals, etc., and the phenomena which they exhibit to the senses.
Justly Cæsar scorns the poet's lays;
It is to history he trusts for praise.
- Pope.
No more yet of this;
For 't is a chronicle of day by day,
Not a relation for a breakfast.
- Shak.
Many glorious examples in the annals of our religion.
- Rogers.
v. t.1.To narrate or record.

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